The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period
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The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period  -     By: Susan Docherty

The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period

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Designed with the beginning student in mind, Susan Docherty's The Jewish Pseudepigrapha offers an introduction to the literature of the Second Temple Period—to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries.

These writings take various forms, such as novels, poems, apocalypses, the fictional deathbed speeches of biblical characters, and even attempts to rewrite well-known parts of Scripture. The book draws out the main religious ideas of these writings and links them to both their original historical setting and to issues of concern today. While study of the Pseudepigrapha has become highly technical and difficult to comprehend for nonspecialists, Docherty offers a clear and concise introduction, based on impeccable scholarship, which opens up the fascinating literature and world of the Second Temple Period to students and lay readers alike.

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Title: The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period
By: Susan Docherty
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 1451490283
ISBN-13: 9781451490282
Stock No: WW490282

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Designed with the beginning student in mind, this volume introduces the reader to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries. These writings take various forms, such as novels, poems, apocalypses, the fictional deathbed speeches of biblical characters, and even attempts to rewrite well-known parts of Scripture. The book draws out the main religious ideas of these writings and links them to both their original historical setting and to issues of concern today.

Author Bio

Susan Docherty is reader in biblical studies and head of theology at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. She is the current chair of the Annual Seminar on the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and serves as a member of the steering group for the Society of Biblical Literature Hebrews section.

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